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September 25, 2023

B2B Stories

How to lay a solid foundation for your business

The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce brought an expert to its Third Thursday Business Builder on September 21. Rebecca Mixson, program coordination for the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) in Augusta, focused on strategic planning for businesses. “Rebecca works with both established businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs,” explained Angie Martin, executive vice president of the chamber. “She helps them assess their businesses, their goals, and create those strategic plans. She has a background in retail, and in agribusiness.” Mixon said the Augusta office and the others spread

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Statewide conference in Augusta promotes workforce development

About 150 University System of Georgia educators from the Peach State will be staying over tonight and spending tourism dollars in the Garden City. The annual USG staff council is held at Augusta University’s campus this year. The theme for this professional development conference is, THE VISION – Setting a Course for the Future. “This conference will feature speakers and information sessions designed to build key staff skills to support the strategic plan of the USG: student success, responsible stewardship, economic competitiveness, and community impact,” said Angel Lovett, Chair, Augusta University

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B2B Podcasting

Sign of support for one of CSRA’s largest employers?

Saluting Fort Gordon, soon to be Fort Eisenhower might be just the ticket for the major name change. Some are jumping on the bandwagon for a sign of support for the largest employer. Mike Petchenik has the details in today’s Biz Bits.

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Job openings take big hit

As expected, and I wrote about it last week, the Augusta Leading Economic Index (LEI) turned negative for the first time in six months. The LEI fell 0.4 percent in July from June. All the component indicators fell, except the Dow Jones Industrial Average which increased by 3 percent on the last day of July compared to the last day of June. Unfortunately, the Dow gave those gains back in August. The data release for the final component of the LEI was for job openings. In Georgia, there were 311,000

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Impacts of an aging population: The good and the bad of the silver tsunami

Editor’s note: Yesterday, we reported on a franchise that recently opened called Seniors Helping Seniors. The business employs seniors to provide caregiving services to their counterparts. It’s working well because the caregivers have the skill sets to understand the challenges of their clients. Today, we delve into the impact of an aging population on the economy and the workforce. Whether you call it the “graying of America” or the “silver tsunami,” the fact is that the American population is steadily becoming more dominated by older people. In other words, the median age

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